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Weekly Schedule of Committee Hearings
Week of April 13, 2014 - April 19, 2014

 

Agenda Build

 

House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products

 

AGENDA

 

Room 31

April 15, 2014 - April 18, 2014

Last Updated 4/18/2014 8:11 AM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

10:00 AM                    House Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor H. 860 - An act relating to evaluation of agricultural and forest enterprise development and regulation

Rep. Will Stevens

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Noelle MacKay, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Economic, Housing and Community Affairs

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM                      S. 70 - An act relating to the delivery of raw milk at farmers' markets

Brad Fortier,  , Co-operative Insurance Company via Phone

Dr. Ted Beals, Lecturer and Consultant, Dairy Safety and Fresh Milk Quality via Phone

Alan Clarisse, veterinarian, dairy farmer and milk processor (3:00 PM) via Phone

Richard Larson, Larson Farm

Dan Scruton, Dairy & Energy Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Andrea Stander, Executive Director, Rural Vermont

Tamara Martin, Chandler Pond Farm

Ryan Hayes, Milk & Honey Farm

Jane Clifford, Executive Director, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers Cooperative Federation, Inc.

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

9:00 AM                      H. 869 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Diane Rowlee, Owner, Hollandeer Farm - via Phone

Hank Dimuzio,  , LedgEnd Farm

Mark Scott, Wildlife Director, Department of Fish & Wildlife

 

10:15 AM                    Break

 

10:30 AM                    Dairy Update

Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Roger Allbee, Former Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Leon Berthiaume, General Manager, St. Albans Cooperative Creamery

Benjamin Johnson, Vice President and CFO, Commonwealth Dairy

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor S. 70 - An act relating to the delivery of raw milk at farmers' markets

Dan Scruton, Dairy & Energy Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Andrea Stander, Executive Director, Rural Vermont

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

8:30 AM                      H. 112 - An act relating to the labeling of food produced with genetic engineering

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:00 AM                      S. 70 - An act relating to the delivery of raw milk at farmers' markets

Dan Scruton, Dairy & Energy Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Andrea Stander, Executive Director, Rural Vermont

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor To Be Determined

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

9:00 AM                      S. 70 - An act relating to the delivery of raw milk at farmers' markets

Kristin Haas, Director, Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Andrea Stander, Executive Director, Rural Vermont

 

9:30 AM                      House Floor

 

15 minutes after Floor To Be Determined

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Linda Leehman (802) 828-2233

 


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House Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 42

April 14, 2014 - April 18, 2014

Last Updated 4/17/2014 12:00 PM

 

Monday, April 14, 2014

10:00 AM                   No Committee Meeting

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

10:00 AM                   House Convenes

 

10:30 AM                   H. 883 - An act relating to expanded prekindergarten–grade 12 school districts

Rep. Peter Peltz, Reporter, House Committee on Education

Rep. Jeff Wilson, Reporter, House Ways & Means Committee

Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

Rep. Sarah E. Buxton, Reporter, House Committee on Education

Stephen Dale, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM                      TBA

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

9:00 AM                     H. 883 - An act relating to expanded prekindergarten–grade 12 school districts

                                    Committee Discussion

 

9:30 AM                     H. 883 - An act relating to expanded prekindergarten–grade 12 school districts

Rebecca Holcombe, Secretary, Agency of Education - via Phone

 

10:15 AM                   Informational Update

                                    Other States

Todd Haggerty, Policy Associate, Fiscal Affairs, National Conference of State Legislatures

 

1:00 PM                      House Convenes

 

After House adjournment       H. 883 - An act relating to expanded prekindergarten–grade 12 school districts

                                    Committee Discussion

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

9:00 AM                     H. 883 - An act relating to expanded prekindergarten–grade 12 school districts

                                    Committee Discussion

 

9:45 AM                     H. 883 - An act relating to expanded prekindergarten–grade 12 school districts

Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

William Talbott, Deputy Commissioner, Agency of Education

 

1:00 PM                      House Convenes

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

8:45 AM                     H. 883 - An act relating to expanded prekindergarten–grade 12 school districts

Stephen Dale, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

 

9:30 AM                     House Convenes

 

1:00 PM                      TBA

 

If you have questions or comments, please contact

 Theresa Utton-Jerman (802) 828-5767 or tutton@leg.state.vt.us

www.leg.state.vt.us/jfo

 

 


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House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

AGENDA

 

Room 35

April 14, 2014 - April 18, 2014

Last Updated 4/17/2014 5:51 PM

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

8:30 AM                      Franklin County Field Trip

                                    Leave the State House

 

10:00 AM                    Tour of Vermont Precision Tools

Monica Greene

 

11:15 AM                    WIB Training Center and Workforce Panel Discussion

Marilyn Savoy

Kathy Lavoie

 

12:30 PM                    Lunch at the Northwest Tech Center - General Discussion

 

1:30 PM                      Walk of Downtown St. Albans

                                    Marty/Dominic/Liz/Catherine

 

2:30 PM                      Visit to the St. Albans Coop

 

3:45 PM                      St. Albans Town Industrial Park

 

4:00 PM                      Committee Departure

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014New Draft 4.1 will be posted on the Committee Web Page as soon as possible

SCHEDULE MAY CHANGE AS NEEDED

9:00 AM                      S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Committee Discussion/ mark up - Section 21 JFO ACCD Demographic Study; Section 22 Tourism Funding Pilot Project Study; Section 36 Vermont Products Program

Lucy Leriche, Deputy  Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Nancy Brooks, Chief Marketing Officer, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

 

10:00 AM                    S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Committee discussion/mark up - Section 17 10% for Vermont (new language)

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:00 AM                    S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Committee discussion/mark up - New section Administration Proposal of $4.5 Million

Jeb Spaulding, Secretary, Agency of Administration

Lawrence Miller, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

James Reardon, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

 

1:00 PM                      Floor Convenes

 

4:15 PM                      S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Committee discussion/mark up - New section Administration Proposal of $4.5 million

Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

 

4:40 PM                      S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Committee discussion/mark up - New section on 248a telecommunications permitting

Gregg Faber, Staff, Public Service Board

Warren Coleman, General Counsel, Verizon Wireless

Karen Horn, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

 

6:00 PM                      S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Committee discussion/mark up  - New section on 248a Telecommunications Permitting

Hannah Smith, Legislative Counsel, Office of the Legislative Council

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Warren Coleman, General Counsel, Verizon Wireless

Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications, Public Service Department

Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, AT&T

 

6:50 PM                      S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Continue committee discussion/mark up - Section 7  Electricity Rates for Business (new language)

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

7:00 PM                      S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Committee discussion/mark up - Section 34 Vermont Strong Scholars Program

Tom Little, Vice-President and General Counsel, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

Aly Richards, Dir. of Special Projects & Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of the Governor

Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

9:00 AM                      S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Committee discussion/mark up - Section 17 10% for Vermont - Changes

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

 

10:00 AM                    S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Committee discussion/mark up - Section on 248a - changes

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Hannah Smith, Legislative Counsel, Office of the Legislative Council

Gregg Faber, Staff, Public Service Board

Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications, Public Service Department

Karen Horn, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

 

10:50 AM                    S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Committee discussion/mark up - Section regarding Administration's Proposal of $4.5 million - Chamges

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

 

11:30 AM                    S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Committee discussion/mark up - Section 34 Vermont Strong Scholars Program - Chamges

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Aly Richards, Dir. of Special Projects & Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of the Governor

Tim Donovan, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges

Rep. Tim Jerman, Essex

 

1:00 PM                      Floor Convenes

 

15 Min. after Adj.       S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Committee discussion/mark up - Section 34 VT Strong Scholars

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

9:00 AM                      S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Committee discussion/mark up - Section on Administration proposal regarding $4.5 million

Lucy Leriche, Deputy  Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

 

9:30 AM                      Floor Convenes

 

15 Min. after Adj.       S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Committee discussion/ mark up - Section 15 - deminimis licensed lender exemption

Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

 

-----                              S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Committee discussion/mark up/vote

 

1:00 PM                      S. 220 - An act relating to furthering economic development

                                    Committee discussion and vote

 

 


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House Committee on Corrections and Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 33

April 15, 2014 - April 18, 2014

Last Updated 4/17/2014 5:09 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 5 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

10:00 AM                    House Floor

 

12:00 PM                    Republican Party Caucus

 

1:00 PM                      Progressive Party Caucus

 

1:15 PM                      Democratic Party Caucus

 

2:30 PM                      S. 218 - An act relating to temporary employees

Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Lisa Menard, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Adam Norton, Strategic Analyst, Vermont State Employees Association

Mark Mitchell, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

 

4:00 PM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Lisa Menard, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Emily Simmons, Intern, Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

8:45 AM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Karen Gennette Esq., State Treatment Court Coordinator, Office of Court Administrator

 

9:45 AM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office

 

10:30 AM                    S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

                                    Risk/Needs Assessment

Kim Bushey, Program Services Director, Department of Corrections via Phone

 

11:00 AM                    S. 291 - An act relating to the establishment of transition units at State correctional facilities

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

 

3:30 PM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

                                    Electronic Monitoring Pilot Project Proposal, Windham County

Keith Clark, Sheriff, Windham County Sheriff's Department

Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

8:30 AM                      S. 218 - An act relating to temporary employees

David Huber, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:00 AM                      Transitional Housing

                                    WorkWright proposal

Robert Emery, Founder, Covered Bridge Therapeutic Communities

 

9:30 AM                      S. 291 - An act relating to the establishment of transition units at State correctional facilities

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:15 AM                    H. 864 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

                                    Committee Discussion - Capital Complex Security

 

11:15 AM                    H. 864 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

                                    State House Security

Michael Obuchowski, Commissioner, Department of Buildings & General Services

Wanda Minoli, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Buildings & General Services

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

 

2:30 PM                      H. 864 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding budget adjustment

                                    Capital Complex Security -- Joint Hearing in Room 11 between the Senate Committee on Institutions and the House Committee on Corrections & Institutions.

                                   

Gary Margolis, Managing Partner, Margolis Healy

 

4:00 PM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety

Karen Gennette Esq., State Treatment Court Coordinator, Office of Court Administrator

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

8:30 AM                      S. 291 - An act relating to the establishment of transition units at State correctional facilities

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM                      House Floor

 

After Floor                  S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Karen Vastine, Community Justice Coordinator, Community Justice Centers

Willa Farrell, Court Diversion Director, Vermont Court Diversion

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Sue MacMartin (802) 828-2259

smacmartin@leg.state.vt.us

 


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House Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 32

April 15, 2014 - April 18, 2014

Last Updated 4/17/2014 5:27 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 16 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

9:30 AM                      H. 883 - An act relating to expanded prekindergarten–grade 12 school districts

                                        Walk through of strike-all amendment passed by the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                    FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Republican Party Caucus

 

1:15 PM                      Democratic and Progressive Caucus

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

9:30 AM                      S. 40 - An act relating to establishing an interim committee that will develop policies to restore the 1980 ratio of state funding to student tuition at Vermont State Colleges and to make higher education more affordable

Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:30 AM                    H. 883 - An act relating to expanded prekindergarten–grade 12 school districts

Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Stephen Dale, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association (10:00 AM)

 

11:30 AM                    S. 175 - An act relating to permitting a student to remain enrolled in a Vermont public school after moving to a new school district

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

3:45 PM                      S. 91 - An act relating to privatization of public schools

                                         Amendment from the floor

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

9:00 AM                      I-pad Training Follow-up

                                        Receipts for devices

Kevin Moore, Network/Systems Administrator, Office of the Legislative Council

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM                      S. 304 - An act relating to public school principals and nonrenewal of contracts

Ken Page, Executive Director, Vermont Principals Association

Robert Stevens, former Executive Director, Vermont Principals Association

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

After the floor             H. 883 - An act relating to expanded prekindergarten–grade 12 school districts

Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

9:00 AM                      H. 883 - An act relating to expanded prekindergarten–grade 12 school districts

Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Marjorie Zunder (802) 828-2258

 


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House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources

 

AGENDA

 

Room 47

April 13, 2014 - April 19, 2014

Last Updated 4/17/2014 4:35 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

9:00 AM                      H. 526 - An act relating to the establishment of lake shoreland protection standards

                                    Committee of Conference, Senate Natural Resources Committee, Room8

 

10:00 AM                    FLOOR

 

15 Min after Floor       H. 586 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

                                    Proposed amendment

Rep. Bob Helm, Fair Haven

 

11:15 AM                    S. 211 - An act relating to permitting of sewage holding and pumpout tanks for public buildings

                                    Next draft and possible vote

Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:15 PM                      S. 239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

                                    Walk through of new draft

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:30 PM                      S. 239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

                                    An update on the Federal TSCA program

Jonathan Black, Senator Tom Udall, New Mexico - via Phone

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

9:00 AM                      S. 239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:45 AM                    H. 589 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

                                    Proposed amendment: Committee discussion

Patrick Berry, Commissioner, Department of Fish & Wildlife

Catherine Gjessing, General Counsel, Department of Fish & Wildlife

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

9:00 AM                      S. 211 - An act relating to permitting of sewage holding and pumpout tanks for public buildings

                                    Draft 1.6, Committee Discussion, vote

Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel

 

9:30 AM                      S. 239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont

Andy Hackman, Senior Director, State Government Affairs, Toy Industry Association via Phone

Janet Doyle, Manager, Site Operations & Government Programs, International Business Machines (10:00 AM)

Lauren Hierl, Political Director, Vermont Conservation Voters

Nick Carter, VT Public Affairs Coordinator, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

 

11:15 AM                    S. 239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

                                    Draft 1.2

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

15 Min after Floor       S. 239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

                                    Next Draft

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

11:00 AM                    S. 211 - An act relating to permitting of sewage holding and pumpout tanks for public buildings

                                    Next draft, 1.7

Zachary Mauldin, Legislative Counsel

 

11:15 AM                    S. 239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      S. 239 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances

                                    Next Draft

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Didi Brush (802) 828-2266

 


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House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 41

April 15, 2014 - April 18, 2014

Last Updated 4/18/2014 8:52 AM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 2 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

9:30 AM                      Fair Housing Proclamation

                                    Governor will sign the proclamation in his Ceremonial Office

 

10:00 AM                    House Floor

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:45 PM                      H. 877 - An act relating to repeal of report requirements that are at least five years old

Jennifer Hollar, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

 

3:15 PM                      H. 684 - An act relating to vinous beverage distribution

David Huber, Legislative Counsel

Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, Vermont Wholesale Beverage Association

Michael Hogan, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control

Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Grocers' Association

 

-                                   S. 299 - An act relating to sampler flights

David Huber, Legislative Counsel

Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, Vermont Wholesale Beverage Association

Michael Hogan, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control

 

-                                   S. 260 - An act relating to malt and vinous beverage tastings

David Huber, Legislative Counsel

Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, Vermont Wholesale Beverage Association

Michael Hogan, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control

 

4:00 PM                      Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

8:45 AM                      S. 241 - An act relating to binding arbitration for State employees

Sen. Philip Baruth, Reporter

David Huber, Legislative Counsel

Kate Duffy, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

Tim Noonan, Executive Director, Labor Relations Board

Steve Howard, Legislative Director, Vermont State Employees Association

 

10:00 AM                    S. 299 - An act relating to sampler flights

                                    Committee discussion and vote.

David Huber, Legislative Counsel

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

9:00 AM                      S. 213 - An act relating to an employee’s use of benefits

David Huber, Legislative Counsel

Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Julio Thompson, Director, Civil Rights Unit, Office of the Attorney General

Esther Haskamp, Johnson

Harry Chen, Commissioner, Department of Health

Nancy Bukar, Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs, Sodexo

Kandy Grenier, Senior Director ll, Human Resources, Sodexo On-site Solutions via Skype

Shellie Fernald, Sodexo Employee

Jeanne Bailey, Cook / Baker, Sodexo Employee

Amanda Chase, Sodexo Employee

Elize Shortsleeve, Sodexo Employee

Phillip Harty, Regional Director, Sodexo

Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Grocers' Association

 

-                                   S. 316 - An act relating to child care providers

Bridget Asay, Assistant Attorney General

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

 

15 min. after Floor      J.R.H. 21 - Joint resolution urging Congress to enact the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2013

Rep. Vicki Strong

Michael Chernick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Russell Bibens, Commander, Veterans of Foreign Wars - Department of Vermont

Raymond MelninKaitis, Navy Veteran via Skype

 

4:00 PM                      Adjourn

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

9:30 AM                      House Floor

 

15 min. after Floor      Committee Discussion as House Floor Time Allows

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      Adjourn

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Ron Wild (802) 828-2263 – rwild@leg.state.vt.us

 


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House Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 49

April 15, 2014 - April 18, 2014

Last Updated 4/17/2014 12:22 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 5 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

10:00 AM                   FLOOR

 

11:30 AM                   J.R.H. 19 - Joint resolution relating to encouraging New Hampshire to enact laws protecting emergency responders from across state lines

Ken Canning, Director, Risk Management Services, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM                      National Conference of State Legislatures

Todd Haggerty, Policy Associate, Fiscal Affairs, National Conference of State Legislatures

 

3:30 PM                      H. 870 - An act relating to the merger of the Town of Pittsford and the Pittsford Fire District No. 1

Rep. Butch Shaw

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

9:00 AM                     H. 673 - An act relating to retirement and pension amendments

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

Joel Cook, Director, Vermont National Education Association

Vaughn Altemus, School Finance Manager, Agency of Education

Stephen Wisloski, Deputy Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

11:00 AM                   S. 293 - An act relating to reporting on population-level outcomes and indicators and on program-level performance measures

Lauren-Glenn Davidian, Executive Director, Common Good VT

Pat McDonald

Susan Zeller, Chief Performance Officer, Department of Finance & Management

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

2:30 PM                      S. 168 - An act relating to making miscellaneous amendments to laws governing municipalities

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

David Tucker, Statewide 911 Director, Enhanced 9-1-1 Board

Zachary Mauldin, Law Clerk, Legislative Council

 

3:30 PM                      S. 256 - An act relating to the solemnization of a marriage by a Judicial Bureau hearing officer

                                    Consider merging H.738 with S.256

Rep. William J. Lippert, Chair, House Judiciary Committee

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

9:00 AM                     H. 516 - An act relating to establishing the Vermont Center for Geographic Information as the Division of Geospatial Technologies under the Department of Information and Innovation

James Reardon, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Richard Boes, Commissioner, Department of Information & Innovation

David Brotzman, Executive Director, Vermont Center for Geographic Information

Jason Aronowitz, Fiscal Analyst, Department of Finance & Management

 

10:00 AM                   H. 892 - An act relating to approval of the adoption and the codification of the charter of the Central Vermont Public Safety Authority

Thom Lauzon, Mayor, Barre City

Tom Golonka, Montpelier

George Malek, President, Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:00 AM                   S. 225 - An act relating to a report on recommended changes in the structure of Vermont State employment in order to reduce employment-related stress

Kate Duffy, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

Steve Howard, Legislative Director, Vermont State Employees Association

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

2:30 PM                      S. 218 - An act relating to temporary employees

Patricia Gabel, Court Administrator, Court Administrator's Office

Kate Duffy, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

Steve Howard, Legislative Director, Vermont State Employees Association

 

3:30 PM                      Teachers' Retirement

David Coates

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

9:00 AM                     H. 892 - An act relating to approval of the adoption and the codification of the charter of the Central Vermont Public Safety Authority

Thom Lauzon, Mayor, Barre City

Tom Golonka, City Councilor, Montpelier

George Malek, President, Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM                     FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      Committee Discussion

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Denise Diehl (802) 828-2267

 


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House Committee on Health Care

 

AGENDA

 

Room 45

April 15, 2014 - April 18, 2014

Last Updated 4/18/2014 12:06 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring four hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

10:00 AM                    FLOOR

 

11:00 AM                    Autism Report

                                    OPR and sunrise issues

Rep. Donna Sweaney, Chair, Government Operations Committee

Julie Tessler, Director, Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services

 

12:00 PM                    Caucus

 

2:15 PM                      Federally Qualified Health Centers

                                    1)  An opportunity to apply for a federal grant to help with loan repayment

                                    2)  FQHCs and federal dollars

Sharon Winn, Director, Vermont Public Policy, Bi-State Primary Care Association

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

9:30 AM                      S. 234 - An act relating to Medicaid coverage for home telemonitoring services

                                    Walk-through

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                    S. 281 - An act relating to vision riders and a choice of providers for vision and eye care services

                                    Walk-through

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:30 AM                    S. 234 - An act relating to Medicaid coverage for home telemonitoring services

Peter Cobb, Director, VT Assembly of Home Health and Hospice Agencies

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

                                    Extended floor time

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

9:00 AM                      Autism Report

                                    Times are approximate

Ashley Berliner, Policy and Planning Chief, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) (9:00 AM)

Carrie Hathaway, Financial Director, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) (9:15 AM)

Robert Wheeler, Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont (9:30 AM)

Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare (10:00 AM)

 

11:30 AM                    S. 234 - An act relating to Medicaid coverage for home telemonitoring services

Selina Hickman, Policy Director, Department of Vermont Health Access

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

2:30 PM                      S. 234 - An act relating to Medicaid coverage for home telemonitoring services

                                    Markup and vote

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:00 PM                      H. 123 - An act relating to Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses

                                    ~ Review Senate Proposal of Amendment

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

8:30 AM                      Vermont Health Benefits Exchange

                                    Update

Mark Larson, Commissioner, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

 

9:00 AM                      Vermont Health Benefits Exchange

                                    Lessons Learned

Richard Boes, Commissioner, Department of Information & Innovation

Lawrence Miller, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

 

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

10:30 AM                    S. 281 - An act relating to vision riders and a choice of providers for vision and eye care services

Frank Pinard, President, Vermont Optometric Association

Steve St. Marie, Legislative Committee, Vermont Optometric Association

 

11:00 AM                    Autism Report

                                    Time approximate. Draft memo re licensing.

Diana Arnell, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM                    S. 252 - An act relating to financing for Green Mountain Care

                                    Committee discussion--including possible amendments

 

1:00 PM                      No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

 


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House Committee on Human Services

 

AGENDA

 

Room 46

April 15, 2014 - April 18, 2014

Last Updated 4/18/2014 2:03 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 3 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

10:00 AM                    FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:30 PM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Emmet Helrich, Community Coordinator, Rapid Intervention Community Court, Chittenden County States Attorney Office

Annie Ramniceanu, Clinical Director, Spectrum Youth and Family Services, Burlington, VT via Phone

Mark Young, MA, LADC, Coordinator,, Sparrow Program and Community Outreach Programs, Hartford, HCRS

Karen Gennette,  Esq., Programs Manager, Office of Court Administrator

Mark Ames, Network Coordinator, Vermont Recovery Network

 

4:30 PM                      S. 247 - An act relating to the regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries

                                    Committee Discussion

 

5:00 PM                      Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

9:00 AM                      S. 287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

                                    Act 114 Report

Joy Livingston Ph.D., Senior Partner, Flint Springs Associates

Donna Reeback, Consulting Partner, Flint Springs Associates

 

10:15 AM                    Advanced Directive Proclamation

                                    Governor's Ceremonial Office

 

10:45 AM                    S. 287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

                                    Committee Discussion

Jack McCullough, Director of Mental Health Law Project, Vermont Legal Aid

Jill Olson, Vice President of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

 

11:40 AM                    S. 247 - An act relating to the regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries

                                    Proposed Amendments

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

4:45 PM                      Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

9:00 AM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Rick Barnett, President, Vermont Psychological Association

 

9:30 AM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Madeleine Mongan, Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society

 

10:15 AM                    Break

 

10:45 AM                    S. 287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

                                    Committee Discussion

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont

 

11:30 AM                    S. 247 - An act relating to the regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries

                                    Proposed Amendments

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

15 mins after floor adjourns    S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety

Tom Dalton, Director, Safe Recovery Program, HowardCenter

 

4:30 PM                      Adjourn

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

15 mins after floor adjourns    S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

                                    Committee Discussion

Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health

Madeleine Mongan, Vice-President, Vermont Medical Society

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Julie Tucker (802) 828-2265

 


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House Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 30

April 15, 2014 - April 18, 2014

Last Updated 4/18/2014 9:26 AM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- If providing written testimony, and if you have access to email, please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 15 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

10:00 AM                    House Convenes

 

after the floor              S. 297 - An act relating to the recording of custodial interrogations in homicide and sexual assault cases

                                    Review amendment

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch and Republican Caucus

 

1:00 PM                      Democratic Party and Progressive Party Caucuses

 

2:30 PM                      Committee Discussion

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

--                                  S. 297 - An act relating to the recording of custodial interrogations in homicide and sexual assault cases

John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

9:15 AM                      S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety

Karen Gennette, Court Administrator's Office

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:00 PM                      House Convenes

 

after the floor              S. 295 - An act relating to pretrial services, risk assessments, and criminal justice programs

Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

9:00 AM                      Bias Free Policing

                                    Attorney General's Bias-Free Policing Policy

Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission

John Treadwell, Chief, Criminal Division, Attorney General's Office

Jonathan Williams, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

 

10:30 AM                    Break

 

10:45 AM                    Committee Discussion

                                    Senate Bills

 

--                                  S. 28 - An act relating to gender-neutral nomenclature for the identification of parents on birth certificates

Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission

 

--                                  S. 287 - An act relating to involuntary treatment and medication

                                    Committee discussion

 

1:00 PM                      House Convenes

 

after the floor              Bias Free Policing

Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

Bobby Sand, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Vermont Department of Public Safety

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

9:00 AM                      Bias Free Policing

                                    Committee discussion

Richard Gauthier, Executive Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council

Karen L. Richards, Executive Director, Vermont Human Rights Commission

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM                      House Convenes

 

after the floor              Bias Free Policing

                                    Committee discussion

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

 

--                                  Committee Discussion

                                    Senate bills

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Kate Wilson (802) 828-2257

kwilson@leg.state.vt.us

 


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House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

 

AGENDA

 

Room 44

April 13, 2014 - April 19, 2014

Last Updated 4/17/2014 10:47 AM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 13 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

10:00 AM                    House Floor

 

12:00 PM                    Republican Party Caucus

 

1:15 PM                      Democratic Party and Progressive Party Caucuses

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

9:00 AM                      Materials Management Summit

                                    Room 11, 9:00-12:00; Round table discussion on Act 148, Materials Management Plan, and Governance of Solid Waste

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

9:00 AM                      S. 208 - An act relating to solid waste management

                                    mark up

Martin Wolf, Director, Product Sustainability & Authenticity, Seventh Generation

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

 

10 min. after Floor      S. 208 - An act relating to solid waste management

                                    new draft

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

9:30 AM                      House Floor

 

10 min. after Floor      S. 208 - An act relating to solid waste management

                                    mark up

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Catherine Russell (802) 828-3559

 


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House Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 43

April 15, 2014 - April 18, 2014

Last Updated 4/11/2014 4:17 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 20 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

10:00 AM                    Floor Convenes

                                    No Committee Meetings Scheduled

 

1:15 PM                      Caucus

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

9:00 AM                      No Committee Meetings Scheduled

 

1:00 PM                      Floor Convenes

 

6:00 PM                      Committee Dinner

                                    Tanglewoods in Waterbury

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

9:00 AM                      No Committee Meetings Scheduled

 

1:00 PM                      Floor Convenes

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

9:30 AM                      Floor Convenes

                                    No Committee Meetings Scheduled

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Francette Cerulli (802) 828-2262

 


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House Committee on Ways and Means

 

AGENDA

 

Room 34

April 15, 2014 - April 18, 2014

Last Updated 4/18/2014 10:37 AM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 3 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

9:00 AM                      S. 252 - An act relating to financing for Green Mountain Care

                                    bill walk through

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jason Williams, Government Relations Specialist, Fletcher Allen Health Care

Devon Green, Health Policy Analyst, Agency of Administration

 

10:00 AM                    House Convenes

 

AFTER                       S. 252 - An act relating to financing for Green Mountain Care

                                    walk through comtinued

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:50 AM                    S. 247 - An act relating to the regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:15 PM                      Caucus

 

2:15 PM                      S. 221 - An act relating to providing statutory purposes for tax expenditures

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Rebecca Sameroff, Fiscal Analyst, Department of Taxes

 

3:30 PM                      S. 247 - An act relating to the regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries

Rep. Tom Burditt, Reporter of the Bill

Francis "Paco" Aumand, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

9:00 AM                      S. 221 - An act relating to providing statutory purposes for tax expenditures

                                    Section 22

Brian Warren, Chief Executive Officer, Sigma Phi Epsilon via Phone

Patrick Murphy, Sigma Phi Epsilon - via Phone

Jack Lindley, Alpha Gamma Rho

Maggie Galka, Undergraduate, Phi Beta Pi

Kim Monteaux, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Department of Student Life, University of Vermont

 

9:45 AM                      S. 252 - An act relating to financing for Green Mountain Care

Robin Lunge, Director of Health Care Reform, Agency of Administration

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      House Convenes

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

8:45 AM                      S. 252 - An act relating to financing for Green Mountain Care

Nicole Mace, General Counsel, Vermont School Boards Association

 

9:15 AM                      S. 221 - An act relating to providing statutory purposes for tax expenditures

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:00 AM                    S. 247 - An act relating to the regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:30 AM                    Teacher Retirement

                                    Health Benefits and Pension

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

James Reardon, Commissioner, Department of Finance & Management

Stephen Wisloski, Deputy Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

Vaughn Altemus, School Finance Manager, Agency of Education

Joel Cook, Director, Vermont National Education Association

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      House Convenes

 

AFTER                       Teacher Retirement

                                    Health Benefits and Pension

Stephen Dale, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association

Joel Cook, Director, Vermont National Education Association

Stephen Wisloski, Deputy Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

3:30 PM                      S. 221 - An act relating to providing statutory purposes for tax expenditures

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

8:45 PM                      S. 247 - An act relating to the regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries

                                    vote

 

-                                   S. 221 - An act relating to providing statutory purposes for tax expenditures

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

9:30 AM                      House Convenes

 

AFTER                       S. 252 - An act relating to financing for Green Mountain Care

Rep. Michael Fisher, Chair, House Health Care

 

11:00 AM                    H. 164 - An act relating to the simplification of the statewide education property tax by reducing the property component of the tax and adding an income-based education tax

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Gabrielle Malina at gmalina@leg.state.vt.us

 


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Senate Committee on Agriculture

 

AGENDA

 

Room 26

April 15, 2014 - April 18, 2014

Last Updated 4/17/2014 11:49 AM

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

9:30 AM                      Senate Floor

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

9:00 AM                      Dairy Update

Leon Berthiaume, General Manager, St. Albans Cooperative Creamery

Roger Allbee, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture

Benjamin Johnson, Vice President and CFO, Commonwealth Dairy

 

11:15 AM                    H. 869 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Grocers' Association

Dan Scruton, Dairy & Energy Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

 

1:30 PM                      Senate Floor

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

9:00 AM                      H. 542 - An act relating to the taxation of soil amendments

                                    Committee discussion and possible vote

 

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

9:00 AM                      H. 869 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

Bill Moore, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau

 

11:30 AM                    Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Linda Leehman (802) 828-2233

 


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Senate Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 5

April 14, 2014 - April 18, 2014

Last Updated 4/18/2014 8:18 AM

 

Monday, April 14, 2014

1:30 PM                      H. 885 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

                                    Committee Deliberations/Mark up

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

1:30 PM                      NCSL State Budget Update

Todd Haggerty, Policy Associate, Fiscal Affairs, National Conference of State Legislatures

 

2:00 PM                      H. 239 - An act relating to information regarding the rights of landlords and tenants

Sen. Christopher Bray, Senator, Sponsor of S.155

Jennifer Hollar, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development

David Huber, Legislative Counsel

 

2:30 PM                      H. 871 - An act relating to miscellaneous pension changes

Sen. Jeanette K. White

Laurie Lanphear, Director of Operations, Retirement Division

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:00 PM                      H. 885 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

                                    Committee Deliberations/Mark up

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

2:30 PM                      H. 885 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

                                    Committee Deliberations/Mark up

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

2:00 PM                      H. 885 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

                                    Committee Deliberations/Mark up

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

12:30 PM                    H. 297 - An act relating to duties and functions of the Department of Public Service

Sen. Tim Ashe

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

1:00 PM                      H. 885 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

                                    Committee Deliberations/Mark up

 

 


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Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 27

April 15, 2014 - April 18, 2014

Last Updated 4/18/2014 12:00 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 6 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

9:30 AM                      Senate Floor

 

after floor                    H. 552 - An act relating to raising the Vermont minimum wage

Audra Rondeau, Franklin County

Debbie Ingram, Reverend, Vermont Interfaith Action

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

9:00 AM                      Governor's Economic Development Fund

                                    Briefing

Jeb Spaulding, Secretary, Agency of Administration

 

9:30 AM                      H. 552 - An act relating to raising the Vermont minimum wage

                                    Public testimony

Judith Augsberg, Randolph

Heather Pipino, Barre City

Phil Merrick, Owner, August First Bakery and Cafe

 

10:00 AM                    H. 552 - An act relating to raising the Vermont minimum wage

                                    Economic perspective

Jack Hoffman, Analyst, Public Assets Institute

Jeannette Wicks-Lim, Assistant Research Professor, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts via Phone

 

10:30 AM                    H. 552 - An act relating to raising the Vermont minimum wage

                                    Economic perspective

Tom Kavet, Economist, Kavet, Rockler and Associates

Deb Brighton, Consultant, Joint Fiscal Office

Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst: Revenue & Tax, Joint Fiscal Office

 

11:30 AM                    H. 552 - An act relating to raising the Vermont minimum wage

                                    Public Testimony

Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Caleb Magoon, Business owner, Morristown

Bill Stritzler, Managing Director, Smuggler's Notch Resort via Phone

 

12:15 PM                    Adjourn

 

1:30 PM                      Senate Floor

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

9:15 AM                      H. 552 - An act relating to raising the Vermont minimum wage

Mathew Barewicz, Chief, Labor Market and Information, Vermont Department of Labor

 

10:00 AM                    H. 552 - An act relating to raising the Vermont minimum wage

Sen. David Zuckerman, Senator

Jim Harrison, President, Vermont Grocers' Association

Shayne Spence, Ethan Allen Institute

Shela Linton, Vermont Worker's Center via Phone

James Haslam, Executive Director, Vermont Worker's Center

Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

Nathan Suter, Board of Directors, Peace & Justice Center

Gregg Gervais, Franklin County - via Phone

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

8:45 AM                      H. 552 - An act relating to raising the Vermont minimum wage

                                    Mark-up and vote

David Huber, Legislative Counsel

 

--                                  H. 758 - An act relating to notice of potential layoffs

                                    Mark-up and vote

David Huber, Legislative Counsel

Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor

 

10:20 AM                    Break

 

10:35 AM                    Commission Discussion

 

11:30 AM                    Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Lee Stone (802) 828-3803

 


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Senate Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 28

April 15, 2014 - April 18, 2014

Last Updated 4/17/2014 3:20 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 6 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

1:00 PM                      H. 876 - An act relating to making miscellaneous amendments and technical corrections to education laws

                                    Committee Discussion and potential straw votes on existing sections except 30 and 34

Donna Russo-Savage, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Followed By               H. 876 - An act relating to making miscellaneous amendments and technical corrections to education laws

                                    Sections 8 and 9

Susan Stitely, President, Association of Vermont Independent Colleges

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

1:30 PM                      Senate Floor

 

After the Floor            H. 876 - An act relating to making miscellaneous amendments and technical corrections to education laws

                                    Possible Amendment Section 34

Karen Taylor Mitchell, Executive Director, Governor's Institutes of Vermont

Ginny Burley, Director, Community Connections

 

Followed By               H. 876 - An act relating to making miscellaneous amendments and technical corrections to education laws

                                    Section 30

Jo-Anne Unruh, Executive Director, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

After the Floor            H. 876 - An act relating to making miscellaneous amendments and technical corrections to education laws

                                    Committee Discussion of Potential Amendments and Agenda Planning

Donna Russo-Savage, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:00 PM                      H. 876 - An act relating to making miscellaneous amendments and technical corrections to education laws

                                    Explanation of Dual Enrollment Funding

John Fischer, Deputy Commissioner of Transformation and Innovation, Agency of Education

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

1:00 PM                      No Committee Meeting

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Ken Bruno (802) 828-3805

 


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Senate Committee on Finance

 

AGENDA

 

Room 6

April 14, 2014 - April 18, 2014

Last Updated 4/18/2014 3:12 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 15 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Monday, April 14, 2014

1:00 PM                      H. 646 - An act relating to unemployment insurance

Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Tracy Phillips, UI Director, Department of Labor

 

1:45 PM                      H. 645 - An act relating to workers’ compensation

Stephen Monahan, Director Workers' Compensation and Safety Division, Department of Labor

Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Don Morrill, Manager of Multi-Lane Program, Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust

 

-                                   H. 57 - An act relating to self-employment assistance

 

2:00 PM                      H. 297 - An act relating to duties and functions of the Department of Public Service

Pam Mackenzie, Chair, Vermont Telecommunication Authority Board

Chris Campbell, Director of Telecommunications, Vermont Telecommunications Authority

Pam Mackenzie, Chair, Vermont Telecommunication Authority Board

Roger Marcoux, Executive Director of Operations; E-9-1-1 Board Chair, Lamoille County Sheriff's Office

Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, A T & T

 

3:45 PM                      H. 297 - An act relating to duties and functions of the Department of Public Service

Chris Campbell, Director of Telecommunications, Vermont Telecommunications Authority

Jim Porter, Director of Telecommunications, Public Service Department

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

9:30 AM                      Senate Floor

 

1:20 PM                      H. 889 - An act relating to setting the statewide education tax base rates and base education amount for fiscal year 2015 and making several changes to Vermont’s education financing laws

                                    Who Pays, How Much

                                    Sections 3, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Karen Lafayette, Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council

 

3:00 PM                      H. 889 - An act relating to setting the statewide education tax base rates and base education amount for fiscal year 2015 and making several changes to Vermont’s education financing laws

                                    Proceeds to Districts; Funding Tweaks

                                    Sections 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 20, 24

Tracy Wrend, Superintendent, Lamoille South Supervisory Union

Brad James, Director, Agency of Education

Brent Kay , Superintendent, Orange SouthWest Supervisory Union

 

4:35 PM                      H. 297 - An act relating to duties and functions of the Department of Public Service

                                    Walk Through

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

1:30 PM                      Senate Floor

                                    After the Floor

 

2:00 PM                      H. 889 - An act relating to setting the statewide education tax base rates and base education amount for fiscal year 2015 and making several changes to Vermont’s education financing laws

                                    Vernon

                                     Sections 13, 14

Rep. Michael Hebert, Representative, Windham

 

2:30 PM                      H. 889 - An act relating to setting the statewide education tax base rates and base education amount for fiscal year 2015 and making several changes to Vermont’s education financing laws

                                    Voting Information

                                    Section 4

Stephen Dale, Executive Director, Vermont School Boards Association

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

 

3:00 PM                      H. 889 - An act relating to setting the statewide education tax base rates and base education amount for fiscal year 2015 and making several changes to Vermont’s education financing laws

                                    Appropriations             Miscellaneous

                                    Section 19                    Sections 21, 22a, 22b, 22c, 24, 24a

Jeff Francis, Executive Director, Vermont Superintendents Association

 

4:00 PM                      H. 297 - An act relating to duties and functions of the Department of Public Service

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

2:00 PM                      H. 889 - An act relating to setting the statewide education tax base rates and base education amount for fiscal year 2015 and making several changes to Vermont’s education financing laws

                                    Tax Rate

                                    Sections 1, 2, 22

Bruce Williams, Superintendent, Two Rivers Supervisory Union

Brad James, Director, Agency of Education

 

3:15 PM                      H. 889 - An act relating to setting the statewide education tax base rates and base education amount for fiscal year 2015 and making several changes to Vermont’s education financing laws

                                    Financial Reviews

Aaron Brodeur, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education

 

3:40 PM                      H. 889 - An act relating to setting the statewide education tax base rates and base education amount for fiscal year 2015 and making several changes to Vermont’s education financing laws

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Maribeth Spellman, Director of Policy, Outreach and Legislative Affairs, Department of Taxes

 

4:30 PM                      Gallery 6

                                    Reception for Senator Diane Snelling

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

11:30 AM                    Senate Floor

 

1:25 PM                      H. 889 - An act relating to setting the statewide education tax base rates and base education amount for fiscal year 2015 and making several changes to Vermont’s education financing laws

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Brad James, Director, Agency of Education

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Sen. Jeanette K. White, Senator

Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Barbara Dall (802) 828-2253

bdall@leg.state.vt.us

 


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Senate Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 4

April 15, 2014 - April 18, 2014

Last Updated 4/18/2014 9:26 AM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 7 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

1:30 PM                      To Create a Latin Motto for Vermont

                                    Student from Riverside School, Lyndonville, VT

Angela Kubicke, Student, Riverside School

 

2:00 PM                      H. 585 - An act relating to a study of law enforcement structure in the State

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Keith Clark, President, Vermont Sheriffs Association

 

2:30 PM                      H. 765 - An act relating to eliminating the part-time certification of law enforcement officers

Keith Clark, President, Vermont Sheriffs Association

Richard Gauthier, Executive Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council

Caleb Casco

Ed Miller, Lobbyist, Vermont Police Association

Steve McQueen, Chief, Winooski Police Department

Matthew Tatro, Shelburne Police Department

James McKnight, Shelburne Police Department

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:00 PM                      15 Minute Break

 

3:15 PM                      H. 225 - An act relating to a statewide policy on the use of and training requirements for electronic control devices

                                    Mr. Leonesio's testimony via phone

Drew Bloom, Captain, Department of Motor Vehicles

Richard Gauthier, Executive Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council

Kenneth Stethem, CEO, Aegis Industries

Rhonda Taylor, Moultonborough, NH

Steve McQueen, Chief, Winooski Police Department

Michael Leonesio, Leonesio Consulting, LLC

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

1:30 PM                      Senate Floor

 

- after the floor            H. 656 - An act relating to professions and occupations regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation

Chris Winters, Director, Secretary of State's Office

Katrina Spaulding, Advocacy & Development Director, Vermont Realtors

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:10 PM                      H. 681 - An act relating to the professional regulation for veterans, military service members, and military spouses

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:45 PM                      H. 863 - An act relating to a Public Records Act exemption for the identity of whistleblowers

John Howe, VocRehab Counselor II, VSEA

 

4:15 PM                      H. 497 - An act relating to the open meeting law

Kate Duffy, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

Steve Jeffrey, Executive Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Nicole Mace, Research Coordinator, Vermont School Boards Association

Daniel Richardson, Attorney

Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

- after the floor            Health Care Reforms - IT Systems - Contracts

Susan Zeller, Chief Performance Officer, Department of Finance & Management

Richard Boes, Commissioner, Department of Information & Innovation

Debbie Damore, Purchasing and Contracting Manager, Department of Buildings & General Services

Steve Howard, Legislative Director, Vermont State Employees Association

 

2:30 PM                      CHARTERS

 

-                                   H.886 - Town of Panton

Rep. Diane Lanpher

 

-                                   H.890 - City of Burlington

Rep. Kurt Wright, Burlington

 

-                                   H.887 - Town of East Montpelier

Carl Etnier, Member, Charter Committee

 

4:00 PM                      Commission Discussion & Organization

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

11:30 AM                    Senate Floor

 

-                                   No Committee Meeting Scheduled

                                   

                                   

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Cheryl Ewen (802) 828-2272

 


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Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

 

AGENDA

 

Room 17

April 15, 2014 - April 18, 2014

Last Updated 4/18/2014 11:11 AM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 5 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

9:30 AM                      Senate Floor

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

9:00 AM                      H. 874 - An act relating to consent for admission to hospice care and for DNR/COLST orders

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Peter Cobb, Director, VT Assembly of Home Health and Hospice Agencies

Cindy Bruzzese, Director, Vermont Ethics Network

 

9:30 AM                      H. 790 - An act relating to Reach Up eligibility

Christopher Curtis, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Carol Maloney, Principal Assistant to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Carolyn White, Department for Children and Families

 

10:30 AM                    H. 728 - An act relating to developmental services’ system of care

Stuart Schurr, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM                    Budget Discussion

                                    Crisis Fuel and Weatherization Programs

Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council

Amy Shollenberger, Lobbyist, Weatherization Assistance Programs

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

8:30 AM                      H. 325 - An act relating to a bill of rights for children of arrested and incarcerated parents

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:00 AM                      H. 217 - An act relating to smoking in lodging establishments, hospitals, and child care facilities, and on State lands

Nick Nichols, Policy Director, Department of Mental Health

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Rep. Curt McCormack

Cheryl Brosnan, Student Advisor, Winooski High School

Steve Howard, Legislative Director, Vermont State Employees Association

Emily Montgomery, Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Buildings & General Services

 

10:00 AM                    Substance Abuse Treatment

Bill Young, Director, Maple Leaf Farm

Mark Ames, Network Coordinator, Vermont Recovery Network

Julie Tessler, Director, Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:00 AM                    H. 325 - An act relating to a bill of rights for children of arrested and incarcerated parents

Rep. Joan G. Lenes

Jill Evans, Director, Women and Family Services, Department of Corrections

Melissa Bailey, Director of Integrated Family Services, Agency of Human Services

Trine Bech, Executive Director, Vermont Parent Representation Center

 

11:30 AM                    Substance Abuse Treatment

                                    Committee Discussion

 

11:40 AM                    H. 325 - An act relating to a bill of rights for children of arrested and incarcerated parents

 

11:45 AM                    H. 217 - An act relating to smoking in lodging establishments, hospitals, and child care facilities, and on State lands

 

12:05 AM                    H. 633 - An act relating to medical device manufacturer-sponsored education sessions for health care providers

 

11:50 AM                    H. 790 - An act relating to Reach Up eligibility

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

8:30 AM                      H. 699 - An act relating to temporary housing

                                    Mark up and Vote

David Huber, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Christopher Curtis, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid

Carol Maloney, Principal Assistant to the Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

 

9:30 AM                      Budget Discussion

                                    Crisis Fuel, Weatherization, Recovery Centers

 

10:00 AM                    H. 633 - An act relating to medical device manufacturer-sponsored education sessions for health care providers

Harry Chen, Commissioner, Department of Health

Jeanne Kennedy, Lobbyist, Vermont Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Dr. Dean Barcelow, Optometrists Association

Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Andrew MacLean, Lobbyist, PhRMA

Diana Arnell, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:00 AM                    Budget Discussion

                                     Pathways Housing; Recovery Centers and Youth in Transition

Erhard Mahnke, Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Dept. of Health

 

11:30 AM                    Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Agatha Kessler (802) 828-2271

 


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Senate Committee on Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 7

April 13, 2014 - April 19, 2014

Last Updated 4/17/2014 8:45 AM

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

1:30 PM                      Committee Discussion

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

1:30 PM                      Senate Convenes

 

15 minutes after FLOOR        Committee Discussion

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

1:00 PM                      Senate Convenes

 

2:00 PM                      Security Issues

                                    Joint Meeting with House Corrections and Institutions- Room 11

Gary Margolis, Security Consultant

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

1:00 PM                      No Committee Meetings Scheduled

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Kenneth Feld (802) 828-2254

 


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Senate Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 1

April 15, 2014 - April 18, 2014

Last Updated 4/15/2014 1:03 PM

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

9:30 AM                      Senate Floor

                                    NOTE:  Senate maybe on the floor for an extended period

 

-15 Minutes after the floor      H. 795 - An act relating to victim’s compensation and restitution procedures

                                    ~ Committee Discussion/ Mark up/Possible Vote

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Judy Rex, Executive Director, Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

8:30 AM                      H. 413 - An act relating to the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

Richard Cassidy, Esq., Hoff Curtis

Hon. Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge

Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

Bob Shiel, Juvenile Defender, Office of Defender General

John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

 

10:00 AM                    Break

 

10:30 AM                    H. 88 - An act relating to parental rights and responsibilities involving a child conceived as a result of a sexual assault

Patricia Benelli, Chair, Family Law Committee, Vt. Bar Asso., Dakin and Benelli

Kathryn Kennedy, Attorney, Kennedy Law

Robin Arnell, Department for Children and Families

Hon. Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

8:30 AM                      H. 581 - An act relating to guardianship of minors

                                    ~ Committee Discussion/ Mark up/Possible Vote

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:15 AM                      H. 735 - An act relating to Executive Branch and Judiciary fees

                                    ~ Sec. 20

                                    ~ Committee Discussion/Mark up/Possible Vote

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM                      H. 795 - An act relating to victim’s compensation and restitution procedures

                                    ~ Committee Discussion/Mark up/Possible Vote

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                    Break

 

10:30 AM                    H. 875 - An act relating to the elimination of a defendant’s right to a trial by jury in traffic appeals and fines for driving with license suspended

                                    Committee will be taking testimony on fines for driving with license suspended only

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Willa Farrell, Court Diversion Director, Vermont Court Diversion

Chauncey Liese, Director of Information Technology

Michael Pratt, Chief Hearing Officer, Judicial Bureau

Hon. Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

8:30 AM                      Confirmation Hearing Judge

Hon. Sam Hoar, Vermont Superior Court Judge

 

8:50 AM                      Home Detention Pilot Project - Windham County

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Nathan Lavery, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office

Max Schleuter, Executive Director, VT Center for Justice Research

Sarah Kenney, Public Policy Coordinator, VT Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Keith Clark, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Vermont Sheriffs Association

Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Lisa Menard, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Hon. Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge

 

10:00 AM                    Break

 

10:30 AM                    H. 501 - An act relating to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Keith Flynn, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM                    Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Penny Carpenter (802) 828-2278

 


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Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

 

AGENDA

 

Room 8

April 13, 2014 - April 19, 2014

Last Updated 4/16/2014 12:58 PM

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

9:00 AM                     H. 526 - An act relating to the establishment of lake shoreland protection standards

                                    Committee of Conference Meeting #6 in Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee, Room 8

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM                     FLOOR

 

15 min. after Floor     H. 823 - An act relating to encouraging growth in designated centers and protecting natural resources

                                    Video/power point presentation on Strip Development

Michael Zahner, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Noelle MacKay, Commissioner, Department of Housing & Community Development

Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

 

12:30 PM                    Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

9:00 AM                     H. 695 - An act relating to establishing a product stewardship program for primary batteries

Michael Batcher, Regional Planner, Bennington County Regional Planning Commission

 

9:15 AM                     H. 448 - An act relating to Act 250 and primary agricultural soils

                                    Testimony

Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Gus Selig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

Ronald Shems, Chair, Natural Resources Board

 

10:25 AM                   Break

 

10:45 AM                   H. 448 - An act relating to Act 250 and primary agricultural soils

Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

 

10:50 AM                   H. 809 - An act relating to designation of new town centers and growth centers

                                    Bill Mark-Up and Possible Vote

Hannah Smith, Legislative Counsel

 

11:55 AM                   H. 823 - An act relating to encouraging growth in designated centers and protecting natural resources

                                    Committee Discussion, Bill Mark-Up and Possible Vote

Noelle McKay, Commissioner, Department of Economic, Housing & Community Development

 

12:10 AM                   Adjourn

 

1:30 AM                     FLOOR

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

9:00 AM                     H. 329 - An act relating to use value appraisals

                                    Bill Walk-Through and Testimony

Alison Clarkson, Representative, House Ways & Means Committee

Sen. Robert Starr, Chair, Senate Committee on Agriculture (9:15 AM)

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel

Steve McLeod, Executive Director, Vermont Traditions Coalition

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Jamey Fidel, Forest Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Putnam Blodgett, President, Vermont Woodlands Association

John Meyer, Consulting Forester, Forest Products Association via Phone

Bill Moore, Legislative Director, Vermont Farm Bureau

 

10:45 AM                   Break

 

11:00 AM                   H. 590 - An act relating to the safety and regulation of dams

                                    Public Testimony

Stephen Bushman, Dam Safety Engineer, Department of Environmental Conservation

Kim Greenwood, Water Program Director & Staff Scientist, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Jill Arace, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Conservation Districts - via Phone

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

9:00 AM                     H. 809 - An act relating to designation of new town centers and growth centers

                                    Committee Discussion, Bill Mark-Up and Vote

Hannah Smith, Legislative Counsel

 

-                                   H. 823 - An act relating to encouraging growth in designated centers and protecting natural resources

                                    Committee Discussion, Bill Mark-Up and Vote

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   H. 448 - An act relating to Act 250 and primary agricultural soils

                                    Committee Discussion, Bill Mark-Up and Vote

Hannah Smith, Legislative Counsel

 

11:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

Katie Pickens (802) 828-5760, kpickens@leg.state.vt.us

 


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Senate Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 3

April 13, 2014 - April 19, 2014

Last Updated 4/16/2014 11:00 AM

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

9:30 AM                      Senate Convenes

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

9:00 AM                      H. 872 - An act relating to the State’s Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to the State’s transportation laws

                                    change involving rest areas

 

9:15 AM                      H. 740 - An act relating to transportation impact fees

Michael Zahner, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

David White, Citizen, White & Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors, Inc.

Joe Segale, Policy and Planning Manager, Agency of Transportation

Chris Cole, Director Policy, Planning & Intermodal Development, Agency of Transportation

 

10:00 AM                    Break

 

10:30 AM                    H. 740 - An act relating to transportation impact fees

Michele Boomhower, Assistant/MPO Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

9:00 AM                      No Meeting Scheduled

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

9:00 AM                      H. 740 - An act relating to transportation impact fees

                                    Final review and vote

 

11:30 AM                    Senate Convenes

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Kenneth Feld (802) 828-2254

 


Committee schedules are updated daily, and are subject to change without notice.